The Mettur Surplus Water Scheme project in Tamil Nadu, India, will divert surplus water to help farmers with irrigation.
The Mettur Surplus Water Scheme project in Tamil Nadu, India, will divert surplus water to help farmers with irrigation.

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL) will be the primary pump provider for the Mettur Surplus Water Scheme project in Tamil Nadu, India, which will divert surplus water to help farmers with irrigation.

KBL is the primary provider of relevant fluid management solutions for the scheme and has supplied vertical turbine pumps and commissioned the relevant pump houses for the project.

Surplus water from 79 lakes will be diverted via the Mettur dam into 100 dry lakes in and near the Sarbanga basin in the Salem district, facilitating better use of the surplus water for both agriculture and drinking. The scheme is expected to enable the irrigation of around 4,238 acres of agricultural land and will positively influence the lives of around thousands of farmers from 40 villages in the region.

This water irrigation scheme is the latest in which KBL has been involved in India and across the world. The most notable is the powering one of the world's largest pumping schemes with Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) in Gujarat, which provides drinking water to more than 30 million people.